I would suggest checking back after the summer, which is when the project should actually start.
Also note, "The HBP has allocated a large proportion of its funding to what we call Competitive Calls. The HBP Competitive Calls Programme will allow researchers from outside the HBP Consortium to propose research and applications development projects using the HBP platforms and to receive funding from the HBP. Proposals will be evaluated by peer reviewers from outside the Consortium. We expect to see many proposals for research and approaches that the current Consortium has never considered"
"From year 3 onwards the HBP will fund a large number of HBP Ph.D studentships and post-doctoral fellowships."
(my understanding is that these are in addition to any postdocs recruited by partner organizations using their individual funding for the project).